Totally intracorporeal laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with transvaginal specimen extraction

Francesco Stipa, MD, PhD, FACS, Emanuele Soricelli, MD, PhD, FACS, Antonio Burza, MD, PhD, FACS, Rosanna Curinga, MD, Piero Delle Site, MD, Ettore Santini, MD

Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgical Unit San Giovanni Hospital, Rome, Italy

The video shows the case of a 55 years old healthy female with a pre-operative diagnosis of a large (5 cm) sessile tubulovillous adenoma at 35 cm from the anal margin not suitable for endoscopic removal. The patients is submitted to a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy. A totally intracorporeal side to end colo-rectal anastomosis performed introducing the anvil into the abdomen through a slightly enlarged trocar incision. At the end of the procedure the specimen is extracted through the vagina and the colpotomy is repaired laparoscopically.

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: V015

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